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For Tiny Breads, All You Need Is 5 Minutes & Flour

I’m a big believer in the vehicle—an edible one. Much of what I cook is soupy or saucy and relies much more on flavor than it does on structure, shape: A whole mess of chopped vegetables and canned tomatoes or stewed lentils with a smattering of herbs. It’s great, really (usually), but getting it …

Bread

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

Pistachio Financiers

Jing Tio likes to end dinner parties with rare fermented Chinese p'uerh tea and pistachio <i>financiers</i>, the absurdly easy-to-make buttery French cakes. …

Dessert

Fry Up Leftover Risotto Into These Crispy Pancakes

More<p>Pancakes<p>Serious Eats digs into pancakes around the world.<p>In just about every country where rice is consumed, some gloriously crispy form of it exists. There are Rice Krispies, duh; and then there's <i>tahdig</i>, the Persian mound of rice encased in crackly golden shell, which is very trendy now;</i> …

Risotto

Welcome Back, Strawberry Pretzel Icebox Pie

An old-fashioned Southern dessert stages a return to the menu at two North Carolina restaurants<p>Justin Burke-Samson appreciates the classics.<p>So the California native feels right at home as the executive pastry chef at Kindred and Hello, Sailor restaurants outside his mother’s hometown of Charlotte, …

Baking

Nutella Arancini Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Nutella arancini are simple to make, but you need to start them the day before you want to eat. The result isn’t just good—it's nirvana. That doughnut-like cinnamon-sugar crunch into sweet vanilla rice is heavenly, but it’s the molten Nutella center that will take you over the edge. …

Dessert

The Genius Secret Ingredient Your Sautéed Mushrooms Are Missing

<i>We're bringing back this hit recipe from spring 2015,</i> <i>while Genius sleuth Kristen is on vacation after wrapping up the Genius Desserts cookbook. (It's not a dessert, but feel free to eat it like candy.)</i><p>Dill pickle brine's chief function is to preserve cucumbers into infinity. Its reason for being is …

Mushrooms

Make Limoncello ASAP, Sip All Summer Long

There’s a lot to love about <b>Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking</b> by Bonnie Frumkin Morales—our most recent Piglet champion!—but one thing excited me most: vodka. Which, if you know me, doesn’t make any sense. Because I hate vodka. Or I thought I did.<p><i>Kachka</i>’s first chapter is all about vodka—or, more …

Flavors

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Singularity

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

Linguine with Sardines, Fennel & Tomato Recipe on Food52

Seafood

Baked Eggs with Braised Leeks

Eggs and creamy gravy, all in one easy-bake breakfast dish<p>“The recipe is a starting-off point. Add different ingredients—from bacon to truffles—and play with it.” –Tom Colicchio, <i>Top Chef</i> judge and founder of Crafted Hospitality<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups heavy cream<p>2 garlic cloves<p>2 tbsp. olive oil<p>2-3 leeks, …

Banoffee Pie Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe for a simple banana and toffee pie comes from Gail Simmons. (Feel free to go rogue with your pie crust. Use your favorite, or use a different kind of cookie or graham cracker -- we've even had success making a gluten-free crust with Annie's gluten-free bunny cookies.) …

Baking

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bowls Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Inspired by a recipe from Sprouted Kitchen, I roasted spaghetti squash, tossed the strands with ground meat, sauce, and cheese, and baked it all back in the squash. It's similar to a stuffed pepper, and it's perfect winter comfort food. Feel free to adapt the filling to your tastes. …

Audio Mixing

Pistachio and White Chocolate Pudding with Blood Orange Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This easy pudding combines flavors from a fabulous cake made at one of my favorite restaurants: pistachio, white chocolate and blood oranges. - oliveannie —oliveannie<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> Growing up, we ate a lot of instant pudding and every now and again my mom would make the pistachio …

Dessert

Hemingway’s Josie Russell Cocktail

Just the thing for a fall fishing trip<p>The recipe for this drink came from Ernest Hemingway’s fishing log handwritten in June of 1933, where its ingredients were listed under the simple heading “Cocktail.” The name pays tribute to Joe “Josie Grunts” Russell, a close friend of Hemingway’s who ran …

Chef David Bancroft’s Butterbean Salad

This fresh, creamy buttermilk salad is destined to become a picnic staple—especially when topped with bacon or okra<p>Ingredients<p>Dressing<p>1 cup Duke's Mayonnaise<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>½ cup full-fat sour cream<p>5½ oz. goat cheese<p>3 garlic cloves<p>Juice of 1 lemon, plus zest<p>10 basil leaves<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to …

The Poole’s Diner Mac and Cheese Recipe

Chef Ashley Christensen shares the recipe for the most requested dish at Poole’s Downtown Diner in Raleigh, North Carolina<p>“Macaroni au gratin is, of course, a fancy name for mac and cheese. In this case though, it really is so much more than your run-of-the-mill mac. This dish is one of our most …

Vivian Howard’s Party Magnet

How to prepare the most infamous of party apps — the cheese ball<p>“The cheese ball is a cliché. I believe, however, that like the pig in a blanket and the baked potato, cheese balls are so clichéd they’ve actually become cool. Socially acceptable or not, when this thing is put out at a party of any …

The Make-Ahead (Or Last-Minute) Wonder That's All Cheese, All Heart

When people refer to me as “cheese ball” (and they often do), I respond by saying: “Thank you so much!” After all, a cheese ball is an amazing dish with so many wonderful attributes, I can only assume someone is bestowing me with a very kind compliment, even if he or she is alluding to my …

Gruyere

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

Louisa's Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Louisa is a family friend, gardener and chef from Castellina in Chianti, Italy, where we gather several times a year. She cooks everything from memory and threw this together one night last spring. When we pressed her for the recipe she hastily rattled some ingredients off and we …

Dessert

The Simple, Do-It-All Cake Noma Alums Bake At Home

Do-it-all recipes rank up there with “The Best” or its iterations: ultimate, easiest, fastest. How can a single recipe truly fit your million and one needs? Call me jaded, but I typically eye those dishes with suspicion and move on to humbler-titled recipes.<p>But sometimes I’m wrong. And the …

Dessert

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Makes about 18<p>You can find pistachio paste at specialty food stores and some grocery stores, but making your own is easy. Process ½ cup raw pistachios, 2 Tbsp. honey, and 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a food processor to a smooth paste.<p>December 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>⅓ cup finely chopped raw pistachios<p>1 …

Dessert

Curried Lentil, Tomato, and Coconut Soup

4 servings<p>This recipe calls for medium curry powder, but it’s flexible. If the one you have is mild or very spicy, adjust the heat level with more, or less, red pepper flakes.<p>December 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil<p>1 medium onion, finely chopped<p>2 …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Baked Eggs with Coconut Milk and Cilantro

2 servings<p>Sure, you could use heavy cream instead of coconut milk for this baked eggs recipe, but then it wouldn’t be as healthyish.<p>November 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Virgin coconut or vegetable oil (for ramekins)<p>2 large eggs<p>2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk<p>Kosher salt<p>½ cup cilantro leaves with …

Breakfast

Glazed Eggnog Madeleines Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> These tender-crumbed cookie-cakes are a classic French treat and perfect alongside a cup of coffee or tea. The flavors of eggnog put this recipe squarely in the holiday realm, making it a great addition to your seasonal cookie assortment. For the best results, chill the batter and …

Dessert

9 After-Dinner Drinks to Make Your Stomach Feel Better

This is the time to save yourself. This is the time for one more drink.<p>The turkey has hit. Hard. Same with the mashed potatoes. And the cheesy Brussels sprouts gratin. And the pie. You were confident. I get it. But every year, without fail, there comes a moment in which we realize that a line has …

North Africa

Provisions: The Dirty Snowman

This boozy concoction got its name because it looks like a snowman jumped into a pool of beer. But take it from us, though it may be sweet, proceed …

Snowman

The Ultimate Vegetarian Side Dish Takes 15 Minutes to Make

15-Minute Parmesan-Thyme Mushrooms<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided <br>2 pounds cremini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered, divided <br>3/4 …